“That’s the proudest I’ve been for the boys in the dressing room, all the staff, everyone to do with this football club. Where it’s come in the last couple of years is nothing short of sensational.
“I know what this semi-final will give to people. I’m sure we’ll now have 40,000 people cheering us on at Wembley.”
Wolves could have sold out Molineux twice over for the visit of United on Saturday, so Wembley can be assured of an Old Gold invasion next month.
Nuno has been rewarded for taking this competition seriously by fielding strong teams, unlike so many of his Premier League peers, and their record against the top teams should provide encouragement for the semi-final.
How important that last-minute equaliser from Matt Doherty in the 2-2 draw at Shrewsbury Town in the fourth round appears now.
While Molineux was awash with elation on Saturday, there will also have been celebrations in Mexico after the man of the match performance from Jimenez.
Wolves’ following in that part of Latin America has risen astronomically since the signing of Jimenez on loan from Benfica – at one point last year the official Facebook page had 265,000 followers living in Mexico, compared to 112,000 in the UK.
Jimenez is now looking to extend his unbeaten run at Wembley. “It’s a stadium that has good memories for me. In 2012 we won the gold medal with Mexico [at the Olympics with a 2-1 win over Brazil] and then with the last win against Tottenham [in December].